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10 Churches You Might Want to Avoid

Be wise and be aware, but before you leave any church, take some time to evaluate your own motives. Any problems that you see might be a result of your own perception and not really issues at all. Your inclination to avoid a particular church may be valid, but it could also be your own pride thinking you deserve better. Always check yourself and your motives.

The 10 Most Overlooked People in Your Church

As Christ followers, we are to look around. If we prayerfully reach out in whatever circles we find ourselves, maybe no one will be overlooked. So who are the people who might feel forgotten?

How to Stay Out of the Doghouse and in Love with Your Wife

Genesis 2:24 teaches that when a man leaves his parents to marry a wife, they then become one flesh. Thus, since the two souls are joined, what makes one happy will make the union happy. Here are 8 ways to pursue godly peace and love with your wife.

8 Ways to Be Selfless in a Selfish World

When Jesus told His followers to deny themselves, pick up their crosses, and follow Him (Luke 9:23), He was telling us to put to death our insistence on living for ourselves and start living for Him by serving others.

7 Ways to Tame a Critical Spirit

Our critical hearts and minds must first be renewed to think like Christ, so our tongues don’t spew forth venom. If you’re like me and fear that you come across as critical at times, but don’t want to, here are seven ways to tame a critical spirit.

10 Ways Your Adult Children Need Your Encouragement

We love our adult children, but sometimes take it for granted that they know we still love and support them. They still want us to express our love and show it because it encourages them. We don’t always need to use words, as our actions speak loudly too.

9 Things Adult Daughters Want Their Moms to Know

When my daughter, Anna, was a senior in college, I asked her to make me a list of things a mother needs to know about her adult daughter. She and her friends crowded around a lunch table, and with notebook pad in hand, Anna scribbled down their replies. Here is what they had to say.

10 Ways Your Clothes Reveal Your Heart at Church

It’s easy to quickly judge generations and choices, but it’s not our duty. The one thing we can be certain about time is that it’s fleeting, and our time to love on people in the name of Jesus is limited.

10 Signs of Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

Any relationship can include emotional abuse. At the core of all abuse is the need to have power and control. Any one of us can feel the need to control things or someone else. It becomes a real problem when someone is being emotionally or physically hurt because of that need for power and control. This is when a relationship has reached a toxic level and needs an intervention. Toxic relationships left to escalate could lead to dangerous situations where no one is safe.

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